TWSMRT All the latest news from the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Moutain Rescue Team http://www.twsmrt.org.uk Callout 20/01/15 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c768 The Team were called to search for a missing male with potential despondency triggers in the South Church area. The Team were stood down after about 15 minutes when the missing person returned to his family of his own accord. http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c768 Callout 18/01/15 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c767 Search continued for the missing student in Durham city. Today's searching included the remainder of the river banks, a detailed search of the river in Durham City and and extended search by the Canoe Team down to Finchale Abbey. Nothing found. http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c767 Callout 16/01/15 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c766 The Team were again heavily involved in the continuing search for missing student. We covered in detail the steep river banks around Durham City working closely alongside the Fire Service to allow us to clear as much ground as possible. Nothing found. http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c766 Callout 15/01/15 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c765 The Team were called to carry out a bankside and river search for a student last seen leaving a night club at approximately midnight the evening before. The Canoe Group covered the river from Durham to Finchale while bankside searches were completed of the river banks in Durham. The river was in spate and the weather conditions horrendous making searching tricky. Nothing was found. The search was postponed http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c765 Callout 11/01/15 http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c764 Team called to look for a vulnerable male in the Chester-Le-Street area. The missing person was found by the police while the Team were assembling. http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/callouts.php#c764 Press Release: 17/01/15 - THIRD DAY OF SEARCH FOR RESCUE TEAM http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/pressReleases/releases.php?id=125 THIRD DAY OF SEARCH FOR RESCUE TEAM Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team have spent a third day searching for missing Durham student Euan Coulthard. The team of mountain rescue volunteers were initially called on Thursday afternoon to the River Wear in Durham City where 18 team members carried out a riverbank and canoe search 5 miles downstream from the city. John Little, Mountain Rescue Search Manager said "On Friday we concentrated on a search of the steep woodland above the river surrounding Durham Cathedral with assistance from Durham Police officers. Today (Saturday) 26 of our team members completed the woodland search as well as repeating the canoe search to Finchale Priory. Our swiftwater rescue team also worked closely with a team from Durham and Darlington Fire Service to check likely entrapment points above the weirs in Durham City. Pete Bell Team Leader said " We would like to thank the students of St. Mary College who have been offering to help us with the search with a number of them coming up to our Team members to say thank you for helping to search for Euan. The college itself has also kindly provided catering for all of the emergency services. Steve Owers Press Officer 07876 132030 17/01/15 1745hrs Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to Mountain Rescue England and Wales. We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout County Durham and beyond, primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk http://www.twsmrt.org.uk/pressReleases/releases.php?id=125